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Linking Yoga, Ayurveda with religion is unfortunate: President Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind said Saturday that it was “unfortunate” to associate Ayurveda or Yoga with a specific religion or community.

During the inauguration by ‘Arogya Bhatti’ of Arogya Mandana programme “One -Nation One Health System”, President Kovind made these observations.

Arogya Bihari was applauded by the President for his organized approach and holistic approach to improving citizens’ health. The President praised the institution’s efforts to expand its activities at the national scale.

“All families will be healthy if everyone is healthy,” Kovind said. Kovind stated that if every family is healthy, every village and every town will be healthy, and the entire country will be healthier.

The President stated that the government, under its 2017 National Health Policy, aims to make affordable quality health services available to everyone. He added that the policy also aims to provide health facilities for all in a holistic and comprehensive manner.

He also stated that in order to reach these goals, cooperation from all sections of society, including the more aware citizens, is crucial, as well as participation by government and private sector organizations.

During this time, the president expressed gratitude to scientists around the world for their efforts in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. “The unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic has plagued the world for the past two-and-a half years. Scientists and doctors from all over the globe saved lives by their research and efforts. “I express my gratitude for scientists,” said the President.

On Friday evening, the President began his three-day visit in Madhya Pradesh with his arrival at Bhopal, the capital of the state. He was received with a warm welcome by Chief Minister Shivraj Sing Chouhan, Governor Mangubhai Ptel.

On Saturday, he’ll perform bhoomi–pujan on 10 urban health institution buildings costing Rs. 154 crore and dedicate new buildings of four other health institutions costing Rs 72 million at Motilal Nehru Stadium. He will also perform bhoomi–pujan of the 182-beded Regional Institute of Respiratory Diseases (which is being built at Rs 55 crore).

He will travel to Ujjain for the ‘Ayurveda Mahasammelan,’ offer prayers at Lord Mahakaleshwar Temple and then return to Delhi via Indore on the same day.


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